A ransomware infection, known as JeepersCrypt ransomware has been reported to wreak havoc on victim computers. The infection aims to perform multiple different modifications on the infected computers including encrypting their files, after which dropping a ransom note, demanding a ransom fee (0.02 BTC) to be paid in order to get the encrypted files restored back to normal. In case you have become a victim of JeepersCrypt ransomware, recommendations are to read the following article
|Short Description||Encrypts important documents, music, video, images and other files and then demands 0.02 BTC ransom to be paid in 24 hours to get the files back.|
|Symptoms||JeepersCrypt ransomware uses the .jeepers file extension which is added to the encrypted files. The virus then drops a ransom note, named JeepersCrypt Ransomware.|
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.Jeepers File Virus – How Does It Infect
The JeepersCrypt.exe may be spread via a downloader, dropper or other infection malware. Such malicious files may be spread via multiple different methods. One of those is via e-mail spam messages which may include them in the form of either malicious web links or malicious attachments. The e-mail messages being spammed may pretend to be legitimate e-mails claiming the victim has made a purchase or there a letter about to be delivered. Some e-mails may even contain false statements of a suspicious activity on the victim’s bank account. Examples can be seen below:
After JeepersCrypt ransomware infects your computer, the malware begins it’s malicious activity.
JeepersCrypt Ransomware – Infection Activity
After having infected a computer, JeepersCrypt ransomware may drop it’s malicious files in the following Windows locations:
In addition to dropping files, the .jeepers file virus may also modify the following Windows Registry sub-keys:
After having modified the sub-keys on the registry, the malware may begin the encryption process.
JeepersCrypt Virus – Encryption Process
For the encryption process, .jeepers file virus may target multiple different types of files on your computer. The virus is careful to avoid important system files so that it won’t damage your operating system. Among the encrypted files may be the following:
“PNG .PSD .PSPIMAGE .TGA .THM .TIF .TIFF .YUV .AI .EPS .PS .SVG .INDD .PCT .PDF .XLR .XLS .XLSX .ACCDB .DB .DBF .MDB .PDB .SQL .APK .APP .BAT .CGI .COM .EXE .GADGET .JAR .PIF .WSF .DEM .GAM .NES .ROM .SAV CAD Files .DWG .DXF GIS Files .GPX .KML .KMZ .ASP .ASPX .CER .CFM .CSR .CSS .HTM .HTML .JS .JSP .PHP .RSS .XHTML. DOC .DOCX .LOG .MSG .ODT .PAGES .RTF .TEX .TXT .WPD .WPS .CSV .DAT .GED .KEY .KEYCHAIN .PPS .PPT .PPTX ..INI .PRF Encoded Files .HQX .MIM .UUE .7Z .CBR .DEB .GZ .PKG .RAR .RPM .SITX .TAR.GZ .ZIP .ZIPX .BIN .CUE .DMG .ISO .MDF .TOAST .VCD SDF .TAR .TAX2014 .TAX2015 .VCF .XML Audio Files .AIF .IFF .M3U .M4A .MID .MP3 .MPA .WAV .WMA Video Files .3G2 .3GP .ASF .AVI .FLV .M4V .MOV .MP4 .MPG .RM .SRT .SWF .VOB .WMV 3D .3DM .3DS .MAX .OBJ R.BMP .DDS .GIF .JPG ..CRX .PLUGIN .FNT .FON .OTF .TTF .CAB .CPL .CUR .DESKTHEMEPACK .DLL .DMP .DRV .ICNS .ICO .LNK .SYS .CFG”Source:fileinfo.com
After the encryption process of .jeepers ransomware has completed the files are left no longer openable in the following manner:
JeepersCrypt ransomware, then leaves the following ransom note on the infected computer:
All the important archives were encrypted
You have 24 hours to buy a private key to decrypt your files
The key nail and 0.0200 BTC to buy the key
To buy the key contact us via email: email@example.com
And send a message with the following title “I want to buy a key for
Decrypt my files “that I will pass the information on how to buy the key
Fortunately files encrypted by JeepersCrypt ransomware are decryptable, thanks to malware researcher demonslay335, who published a free decryptor from download. Keep reading this article to learn how to remove JeepersCrypt and decrypt the files using this decryption software.
Remove JeepersCrypt Virus
Before the actual decryption takes place, we strongly suggest you to remove JeepersCrypt ransomware using the instructions below. In case manual removal is a challenge for you, security experts always recommend using an advanced anti-malware software to remove the malware automatically and protect your computer in the future as well.
- Guide 1: How to Remove JeepersCrypt from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of JeepersCrypt from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove JeepersCrypt from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase JeepersCrypt from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall JeepersCrypt from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove JeepersCrypt from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate JeepersCrypt from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove JeepersCrypt from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove JeepersCrypt
Step 2: Uninstall JeepersCrypt and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by JeepersCrypt on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by JeepersCrypt there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of JeepersCrypt from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall JeepersCrypt and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove JeepersCrypt via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove JeepersCrypt files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as JeepersCrypt, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove JeepersCrypt from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase JeepersCrypt from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall JeepersCrypt from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove JeepersCrypt from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the JeepersCrypt will be removed.
Eliminate JeepersCrypt from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.